Lend Lease's project director for the £1.5 billion regeneration of Elephant & Castle, Rob Deck, is returning to Australia and will be replaced by Pascal Mittermaier, the firm's current regional head of sustainability.
Under Deck, Lend Lease has obtained planning permission for the Heygate Estate masterplan and launched more than 500 new homes at One The Elephant and Trafalgar Place.
The firm said new director Mittermaier was “already embedded within the team”, having worked closely on the Elephant & Castle project throughout its duration and that he would continue to sit on Lend Lease's regional leadership team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa after taking up his new role in August.
Matt Dickinson, managing director for development at Lend Lease said: “I am extremely pleased that Pascal is deepening his involvement with the regeneration of Elephant & Castle.
“His experience of delivering innovative and large scale development will play a vital role in transforming this part of central London into one of the most vibrant places to live in the capital.
“His expertise in sustainability will ensure that the new Elephant & Castle is an exemplar for green building. His approach is about creating safe, healthy and enjoyable places to live."
Mittermaier said he was looking forward to working with Southwark Council and that the aim for the project was to “create one of the most exciting and transformative developments that London has seen in decades”.
"It is a transformational project in the sense that it has the potential to directly benefit people's lives," he told Southwark magazine.
"This will be achieved by taking sustainability issues into account and through working closely with local people and the council."
He added that the scheme had the potential to be "something quite remarkable".
"We've already surpassed one degree of global warming," said Kristen Buida, manager of the London Climate Change Partnership.